Aamir was last seen in the much-hyped Advait Chandan directorial Laal Singh Chaddha
MUMBAI: It’s been 22 years since Ashutosh Gowarika’s Lagaan hit theaters on June 15 and won multiple awards. Starring Aamir Khan, Gracie Singh, Yashpal Sharma and British actress Rachel Shelley, the film won eight National Awards and was nominated for an Oscar in 2002. “Mr. Perfectionist” has consistently delivered films where quality content is a priority. It’s not just a commercial gimmick. To mark the 22nd anniversary of his iconic film’s release, let’s take a look at some of the famous movies the Sarfa Rosh actor turned down.
We love Rrr… Rahul, right?
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It’s hard to imagine anyone other than King Khan himself playing the role of Rahul Mela. His one of Bollywood’s most famous films, Dar, was first offered to Ajay Devgan and Aamir Khan. Yes, you are right! At first it was offered to superstars, but they turned it down. Actors of the time preferred to be screen heroes rather than villains.
I am happy that Shah Rukh Khan has accepted this role. Because he didn’t know anyone else who could do it like a pro.
Rajkumar Hirani, who co-starred with Aamir Khan in blockbuster films such as ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘PK’, was also offered a role in the hit movie ‘Sanju’. Hirani reportedly approached him with the script, and he was instantly enamored with it. Unfortunately that never happened and the film then went into the hands of Ranbir Kapoor.
- Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is considered one of Bollywood’s most famous films. Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit headlined the event, which also featured Alok Nath, Monish Baal, Reema Raghu, Renuka Shahane and Anupam Kher. This multi-star film was originally offered to the Hannah actor. However, he didn’t find it very appealing, so heeded the offer and it was later passed to Salman Khan.
This film is still considered one of his most popular.
Everyone who saw Rajinikanth’s ‘Robot’ longed for ‘2.0’. However, not many people know that Aamir was asked to play the role of Rajinikanth in 2.0. Aamir revealed in her old interview that she received an offer to play the role of Rajinikanth. But the actor couldn’t do that. He said he could see Rajinikanth playing the part every time he closed his eyes.
- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge
This evergreen film brought Shah Rukh Khan to the height of his success. To this day, this work is considered one of his best films. Reportedly, Aamir Khan, not SRK, was the first choice for the lead role. However, he chose not to appear in the film. The year SRK’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge hit theaters, so did Aamir Khan’s Rangeela. According to IMDb, SRK had won several awards for his DDLJ and Aamir felt he should have won for Ranjira. After this incident, he stopped attending awards ceremonies.
According to TOI, Aamir Khan was also offered a Swayz by Ashutosh Gowarika. But the actor